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Fort Bend County property tax payment drop off set for Dec. 28 and 31

December 26, 2018

It’s property tax season and Patsy Schultz, Fort Bend County Tax Assessor/Collector, is again offering a drive through drop off option to pay your taxes.

On Friday, Dec. 28, and Monday, Dec. 31, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. you can drive through the parking lot of the Richmond (1317 Eugene Heimann Circle, Richmond 77469) and Sugar Land (12550 Emily Ct, Sugar Land77478) locations and drop off your payment without even getting out of your vehicle. These will be the only two Fort Bend County locations with a drive through drop off line.

“Instead of trying to find a parking spot and then come inside and wait for your number to be called, you can stay in your car and hand your payment to one of our staff,” said Schultz.

Staff will be standing by to accept your payment which must be in the form of check or money order. No cash will be accepted in the payment drop off. Payments should be in a sealed envelope with a return address clearly marked on the outside of the envelope. There will be cones and directional signs in place to aid in the flow of traffic.

You will be given a card with the date and a sequence number on it as your “temporary” receipt. Allow five business days for all of the payments to be processed and then you can go online to print a receipt or call the Tax Office to have one mailed to you.

The last day to pay your 2018 property taxes without penalty and interest accruing is Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019.

Schultz goes on to say that although we hope the payment drop off is convenient for those who wait until the last few days, she encourages everyone to not to wait until then.

You can go online from the comfort of your home at any time and pay with the electronic check option with no transaction fees. You will know that the payment has been received on time and be able to print a receipt during the transaction.

Traditional payment methods such as paying in person inside one of our offices, mailing your payment or paying online with a credit card are still available. Contact the Tax Office at 281-341-3710 if you have any questions regarding payment of your property taxes.

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